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Thirty six hours in the Peel

Karen Baltgailis' vision of the Peel was fading. Actually fading. So we had to cut our trip short. The 54-year-old conservationist was at Bonnet Plume Lake in the Peel Watershed...

Whitehorse housing market cools off

With house prices in the territory falling slightly, the president of the Yukon Real Estate Association says that buyers and sellers should get used to this "new normal.""It's a rebalancing of the market," said Val Smith.

Research that stinks: using bacteria to clean up old mines

As Guillaume Nielsen peels back the plastic seal on a glass jar, a powerful stench wafts free. It smells like a combination of rotten eggs and a mouldy coffee cup that's been left unwashed for far too long. “It’s good,” Nielsen says, laughing. “When it smells bad, it means the bacteria is working.”

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          Cantung mine to reopen

          North American Tungsten Corporation plans to re-open its Cantung mine by October.

          Ramesh by any other name …

          Is it Jonathan Ferris, Jonathon Ferris, or Ramesh Ferris? In his new book, Better than a Cure, the 30-year-old polio survivor can't seem to make up his mind.

          Brewing up a busy holiday season

          The smell of pungent hops, alcohol and fruit fills the small space where Winterlong Brewery owner Marko Marjanovic and his only employee, Matt Waugh, are preparing for a busy holiday season.

          Volare Restaurant gets a high class facelift

          Whitehorse loves its bars. Consider how many there are, and how varied, for a town of 27,000 people. If you want to drink, at almost any time of day or night, there is at least one establishment that can tend to your needs.

          Ship’s whistle ‘haunts’ the Klondike … again

          With the 1957 completion of the North Klondike Highway, the death knell of the Yukon paddlewheeler had been sounded. Trucks, not ships, now supplied Dawson City, and returned laden with ore.

          The $100 million question: Is Whitehorse ready for the Games?

          Will we be ready? If one thing haunts Piers McDonald the question of readiness for the 2007 Canada Winter Games is it.

          Fishers find common ground

          Angela Demientieff has been advising Yukon River salmon managers since negotiations between Canada and the United States began more than two decades ago. But she never knew how aboriginal people in the Yukon caught fish.

          Transplanted taxidermist never stops learning

          ‘You’ve got to break the horns off, and get all the meat out of there,” said Marc Bloch, while holding the curved horn of a Dall…

          A modern store and mom

          At about 1:30 p.m., Stacey McDiarmid sat on her couch and began breastfeeding her four-month-old baby girl. Across a colourful, foamy, puzzle-piece floor, Tammy Ward sat playing with her toddler.

          Labour shortage hampers Minto mine plans

          Capstone Mining Corp. plans to spend $32 million to beef up its Minto mine in central Yukon this year. The company is going to put $14 million of that toward building an underground mine in 2012.

          New boutique blossoms in Whitehorse

          Whitehorse has a new clothing store. Unity Clothing opened its doors on May 1 at the corner of Second and Elliot, in the former location of Shades Harley Davidson.

          Noodle house offers affordable eats

          Office-dwellers of Whitehorse rejoice: a new downtown lunch spot has opened. Panda Panda Noodle House replaces the former La Patrona Mexican joint, next to Antoinette's on Fourth Avenue.

          Alexco aims to up silver production

          Alexco Resource Corp. plans to open two additional mines in the Yukon's Keno Hill district by the end of 201.2 The company started producing silver from its Bellekeno underground mine in late 2010.

          Funky food stand is another roadside attraction

          At first glance, it looks like an odd place to buy a hot dog. About 15 kilometres outside Haines Junction — if you’re driving from…

          Production mends souls with a laugh

          Consider it one of the more difficult plays Vancouverite Chris McGregor has ever directed. The Soul Menders, which opens Thursday at the Guild, presented McGregor with challenges he's never had to face in his more than 20 years of working in theatre.

          The old Taku didn’t slip easily into history

          When the old Bonanza Inn was gutted for renovations it revealed some startling surprises. No, there wasn’t any treasure — other than a…

          A different kind of electric heat

          Wind energy expert J.P. Pinard is hoping to use new technology to popularize an old concept here in the Yukon. It’s called Electric Thermal Storage. The technology has been around since the 1940s, but the idea is actually much older than that, said Pinard.